10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C145


The Accessibility Analysis of Senior High School Statistics Texts in Indonesian Textbooks


Nurul Taflihati Masykar (Taiwan)
Kai-Lin Yang (Taiwan)
Khairiani Idris (Indonesia)


Nurul Taflihati Masykar (Taiwan)


The accessibility of text is prominent for students learning through reading. This study aims at analyzing the statistics topics presented in Indonesian school mathematics textbooks. Particularly, the analyses focused on the accessibility of seventeen statistical terms based on five statistics text accessibility attributes. The main findings were that (1) only five statistical terms were connected to students’ prior understanding explicitly; (2) the authors are dominantly addressed data as numerical numbers without meaningful contexts; (3) the textbooks emphasize on presenting connections to other statistical terms using three types of meanings of data; (4) most of the purposes of visual refer for organizing and describing data; and (5) verbal information presented in visual information are likely to provide more informative labels yet less informative captions and scales.